"Always remember that not everyone is lucky enough to have Canadians, Mexicans, and fish for neighbors."

— "Going through my parents' stuff didn't make me suddenly miss them, but I became more intrigued by them every day."

 "The problem is that when public health works, it is invisible."

 "California's air quality officials soon may be adding a new phrase to their bureaucratic vocabulary: 'le rechauffement climatique.'"

 "If two of the world’s most respected economists then come along and tell them that their gut instincts have been right all along, this is the conservative policymaker’s equivalent of birthday and Christmas coinciding."